Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Lynda Klich

Second Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


In 1930s-1950s Colombia, the social position of women was highly politicized by the government and Catholic church. This thesis investigates how Débora Arango and Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo painted the female body at this time, exploring themes of the nude, modernity, and violence in an era of political and religious animosity.



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